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Orchard Park Police swamped with calls connected to Bills game

Sunday's hot weather compounded the number of calls to Orchard Park Police before, during and after the Buffalo Bills Game at New Era Field.

Police reported that they responded to more than 100 calls for service, including medical calls they attributed to the combination of alcohol consumption by fans and the heat.

Other incidents included car crashes, fires, fights, criminal mischief and general drunkenness. Among them:

Before the game started, officers arrested Tyler Glaser, 21, of Alden after being called to a private parking lot on Southwestern Boulevard with a complaint of a disorderly person. Glaser reportedly was found as-advertised, in a confrontation with security personnel and behaving in a way that was "extremely hostile and belligerent." He was charged with disorderly conduct, trespassing and resisting arrest.

While dealing with Glaser, police also said they discovered an 18-year-old from Depew in possession of alcohol. Rachael Nelson was released on an appearance ticket.

Shortly after 1 p.m., Marcell Dennis, 38, of Tampa was charged with unlawful solicitation while at the corner of Abbott Road and Community Drive.

After the game, a car crash was reported O’Neil’s Bar at 5:14. Anthony Tripi, 21, of North Tonawanda, the driver of the striking vehicle, tried to run from the scene on foot but was picked up. A subsequent blood alcohol test revealed a BAC of 0.20, more than twice the legal limit for driving, police reported. Tripi was charged with DWI, aggravated DWI, having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, driving too close, leaving the scene of a crash and other violations.

A similar situation was unfolding at about the same time in a parking lot on Southwestern Boulevard, where officers were called at 5:33 p.m. When police arrived, they found David Roberts, 62, of Getzville, attempting to drive away after striking several vehicles and almost hitting a pedestrian who avoided getting run over. Roberts, who was tested with a BAC of 0.30, was charged with DWI, aggravated DWI, leaving the scene of a crash, and reckless driving.

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